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  • Writer's pictureNicole Cozean

Standing and Functional Pelvic Floor Assessments

Updated: Feb 14

When and how should we be doing functional assessments in standing, quadruped, bridging, during exercises, etc.?

I think we would all agree we should be assessing the pelvic floor in functional positions.

Just like an ortho PT watches to assess how their patient is doing an exercise, except we can't 'see' what the pelvic floor is doing without our own assessment.

Standing and Functional Pelvic Floor Assessments

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If we all acknowledge we should be assessing the pelvic floor functionally, why is it just not being done?

In this 'sode we discussing standing and functional evaluations and the barriers in the way of treating the way we say we want to treat.

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As Nicole said in the full episode:

"If we all acknowledge we should be assessing the pelvic floor functionally, why is it just not being done?" - Nicole Cozean

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Nicole Cozean, PT, DPT, WCS

Founder of Pelvic PT Rising and PelvicSanity Physical Therapy in Southern California.

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Jesse Cozean, MBA

Co-founder of the Pelvic PT Rising and the Rising Podcast.

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